When transferring large files with Robocopy, make sure you use the /J switch. Doing this causes Robocopy to use unbuffered I/O for the file transfer and is recommended when copying very large files. If you prefer using Xcopy you can also use the /J switch with Xcopy but only if you are using Windows Server 2008 R2.
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